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Tim MacIntyre and his son T.J. are two of the thousands of snowmobilers who play -- and spend money -- in the North Country each winter.
Tim MacIntyre and his son T.J. are two of the thousands of snowmobilers who play -- and spend money -- in the North Country each winter.

Snowmobile Clubs' Insurance Woes; Trails Close

Snowmobile clubs in Lewis, Jefferson, and St. Lawrence counties and across New York State have had to close their trail systems after discovering their insurance policy doesn't cover snowmobile riders. The interruption comes at the height of the season that generates tens of millions of dollars for local economies. As David Sommerstein reports, irresponsible drivers are fueling a perception that the sport is too dangerous to insure.  Go to full article

December Snowmobile Deaths Mount

Authorities say one young person died and a second was injured in a snowmobile accident over the holiday weekend. Seventeen-year-old Christopher Ernest died in a crash near Albany. As Brian Mann reports, the latest fatality follows a rash of early-season snowmobile deaths.  Go to full article

Snowstorm Hits Region: One Death In Wilton

The National weather service says yesterday's snowstorm set records across much of New York. The brunt of the storm hit in the Champlain Valley and the Albany area, triggering accidents and shutting down parts of the Thruway. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
East Branch of Fish Creek
East Branch of Fish Creek

Protecting the Tug Hill: Fish Creek

Last summer, New York State, the Nature Conservancy, and a Boston-based timber company announced a plan to preserve 45,000 acres of forest on the Tug Hill Plateau. It's the result of a decade of coalition building between the many users of the Tug Hill. So far it has broad support. David Sommerstein visited what's now called the "East Branch of Fish Creek Working Forest" to see how the plan is shaping up.  Go to full article

Interest Groups Debate Park-wide Snowmobile Plan for the Adirondacks

Dozens of snowmobilers turned out for a public forum last night in Old Forge. State officials are developing a new snowmobile plan for the Adirondacks. The idea is to connect local trails into a park-wide network. Talks are going on in private as well. As Brian Mann reports, the state hopes to avoid a major battle between interest groups, but the plan is sure to be controversial.

The next public meeting will be held Wednesday (2-28) evening at Queensbury Town Hall. There's also a meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 8, at the high school in Colton from 4 to 7 pm. Other meetings will be held in Albany, Rochester, and Utica.  Go to full article

Outdoor Accident: Two Die in Adirondacks

Authorities say two people died over the weekend in the Adirondacks. The separate incidents involved a snowmobile accident near Speculator and a hiker who fell ill in the High Peaks. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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